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The Blogs I Read (2015 edition)

A reader (Hi, Karen!) wrote asking what blogs I read.

I wrote a post about this quite some time ago, but I figured it could use some updating.

So, here are some of the most-read blogs in my feed.

Modern Mrs. Darcy

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Anne is such a bookworm and my favorite thing on her blog are the oh-so-helpful reading suggestions.

Probably most of what you see on my What I’m Reading in 2015 list will be based on her recommendations. 😉

Enjoying the Small Things

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Photos, kiddos, a cheerful outlook on life, so, yay!

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam -

Laura generally writes for a more well-to-do audience than me, and is herself from a higher income bracket than me, so some of what she writes about is hard for me to relate to (for example, I would never ever have been able to afford a night nurse when my babies were small!)

But I think it’s good for me to read things that aren’t necessarily aimed at me because doing so broadens my horizons a bit.

And of course, I like the time-management stuff she writes about.

Mr. Money Mustache

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I read Mr. Money Mustache regularly, but I also disagree with him regularly. 😉

My main beef with him is that I think he’s a little unrealistic about how many people are high earners,   can sock away $800K, and retire early (and also about how many people can give up their cars and bike everywhere.)


I do like his commitment to frugal living and his optimistic outlook on things.   And his story is a good reminder that saving your money really does change things and that radical saving (combined with a decent income) can give you a lot of freedom.


SouleMama -

I’ve been reading SouleMama for years.   Her homesteading life is crazy different from my own, but that’s what makes it interesting to read about, I think.

Small Things

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Ginny is a homeschooling mama of many, and I mostly love her blog because she takes super-duper beautiful photographs.

Plus she and her family raise bees and they garden and have baby goats and just do stuff I don’t do, which is what makes things interesting!

Nom Nom Paleo

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I do not actually eat paleo (nothing can come between me and my heavy cream!!) but I sometimes find paleo sites/books to be helpful because they tend to have a fair number of vegetable-heavy recipes.

And I AM always trying to eat more vegetables.

Plus the photographs on Nom Nom Paleo are really lovely.

(Have you noticed that photos greatly affect the blogs I read?? ;))

Click it Up a Notch

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Speaking of photos….this is a photography blog I read.   One of my favorite features is one where she highlights a community photographer.   Getting a peek at other people’s photos inspires me to document my own family’s life.


ReFashionista  Change the way you think about fashion. - Mozilla Firefox 2282015 21651 PM

I found this blog while reading a book about the sad state of the clothing industry (Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion), and I’ve been reading ever since.   Jillian refashions clothes that are mostly $1 thrift store finds.   Some of them are a little crazy, but some of them I really love.

And since I’m a sucker for a before and after, this is always an entertaining read.


Interestingly enough, none of these blogs, except for Mr. Money Mustache, are about frugal living.

I guess I feel like that topic takes up plenty of my brain space as it is, and when I read blogs, I’m looking for inspiration in other areas!

Do you have a favorite blog you’d like to share? (Or one you think I should be reading?)   Link us up in the comments!

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Sunday 5th of April 2015

I have been reading Beauty That Moves for years, and I also love Habit of Being (she writes beautifully about books and life.)

Cheryl S

Thursday 26th of March 2015

We read many of the same ones but I also enjoy

Megan S

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Thanks for the recommendations! I've loved the blogs you've previously recommended and find it to be a daily ritual now. I'm sure I'll be adding more than one of these to the list!

A. Woodrom

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

I detest Mr. Money Mustache. He's infuriating and I think he likes that part of himself. Bloviator to the umpth degree. Don't read him unless I want a heart attack that day. Thought I was the only one. Nice to see people dislike him almost as much as I do!

Emily M

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Different strokes for different folks - good thing you found other blogs you enjoy. :) Overall I love what Pete @MMM stands for, most of lessons, his writing style, and overall I think he's one awesome dude, to be clear. But I do think there are some of us who just aren't the right audience for absolutely every single thing he has to say.

Kim from Philadelphia

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

How funny is it that my typo for "also" was "Aldi"!! How appropriate!!


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Aldi is in the air around here!

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